Meet Our Caregivers: Nicole's Story

Meet Our Caregivers: Nicole's Story 

When Nicole Taylor moved back to Botwood from Clarenville a couple of years ago, she decided to give caregiving a try. Her mom, Juanita, had been a caregiver for quite some time and Nicole thought she might also enjoy it. 

“I work with three clients right now,” says Nicole. “They often enjoy chatting about how things were in the old days. One of my clients is originally from Peterview and that’s where I am from, too. She loves telling stories and talks about areas that were once her family’s farm land and it’s interesting to see what is there now.” 

It’s unsurprising that Nicole has an interest in learning more about the place she’s from because her family and heritage means a lot to her. She comes from a close-knit family and she and her mom are often found cheering on her two younger brothers in various sporting events. 

“I think you need to be very patient to be a caregiver,” says Nicole. “It’s not always fun. There are times when it is hard and tiring but you need to understand that it is just as hard for the clients.” 

“I enjoy caregiving because for some clients their caregiver is the only person they see during the day,” adds Nicole. “It makes it worth it to see them enjoying some company and getting to tell their stories or to help them do things they used to be able to do for themselves.” 

Working with CareGivers has enabled Nicole to find meaningful employment while continuing to live in her hometown near her family. If you’d like to learn more about a career as a caregiver, please click here

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Holly's Story

Holly’s Story

CareGivers has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the largest, and the first accredited, home care agency in Newfoundland and Labrador.

“The dedication and compassion of our team makes me so proud to be part of this organization” says Holly King, Regional Manager in Placentia, NL, where CareGivers first opened its doors more than 25 years ago. “ It speaks volumes to not only me as a manager but also to the families of our clients. One of our main goals is to ensure that care is delivered in the most professional way possible and I can confidently say  my team members keep that goal front and center daily.”

“They all go above and beyond,” Holly continues. “Beyond completing the clients daily care needs, our workers take part in some fun hobbies our clients love to do such as baking or painting. Those are just a few examples – I could tell you hundreds more.”

“I’ve found that finding ways to engage the clients in the activities they enjoy lifts their spirits,” says Holly. “Often, clients like being able to help with the tasks in some way – whether it’s helping to fold towels or kneading the dough for bread – there’s always a way they can help out if they want to. It also provides great mental stimulation and helps with their dexterity, too. Finding ways to spark little moments of joy fosters overall wellness.”

We’re so proud of our community of caregivers, clients, and families. This section of our website is dedicated to bringing you stories about the wonderful people who make our organization great. We look forward to continuing to share their stories.